Miraj Lee Saxton

Miraj Lee Saxton

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A pioneer who records, produces, writes, performs & sings her creations from concept to creation. With a 3-1/4 octave range this vocalist & instrumentalist holds a MA in recording engineering whose versatility extends to even singing opera in 4 languages! A plethora of talent & creativity.

Biography

This ambitious and versatile young Lady is no stranger to hard work and dedication. Born on July 4th in Mount Vernon, NY. Coming from a large musical multicultural Jamaican family background, the mere toddler known then as Robin Burnett, demonstrated an immediate focus on music. Her mother describes how, “it was an amazing thing to see her baby light up and harmonize with her whenever she sang to her”. It is no surprise why her father went ahead and purchased her first keyboard while she was still in her crib! At the tender age of 3 this self-taught pianist was making a name for herself by writing songs on the piano and singing and playing the piano anywhere she saw a piano. She also performed at NY area talent shows and events. Her first big talent competition came at age of 6, where she captured 1st place for performing an original song entitled “Banana” at the Doles Center in Mount Vernon, NY.
Growing up Miraj was exposed to all different styles of vocal and dance music including Classic Rock and Roll, American, and Jamaican/ West Indian music of the 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s.  In elementary & middle school she had arranged and wrote songs for choir as well as learned the clarinet. By the time she went to Ursuline in New Rochelle, NY for high school she was introduced to musical production and sound engineering. She took part in singing in Ursuline school events and organizing songs there as well. In college, Miraj took up University Chorus, Vocal Jazz, and Opera Workshop, as well as organizing, producing and performing in a concert attended by over 200 people. She also financed and built a state of the art personal home studio to work on her and her clients projects and completed her debut album Musical Prism under the name Miraj, which featured original music, as well as in collaboration with fellow producers, writers, and guest Artists. She has taken a firm hold on her career by studying the musical and studio engineering aspects of the industry and adapting them to her repertoire. She went on to attain her masters degree from Five Towns College in Recording Technology. With 10 years of professional vocal training, 3 years of professional acting training, 10 years of professional training in Tap, Ballet, Jazz and Interpretive dance, 22 years of Classical and Jazz piano training, and 1 year of playing the guitar and bass guitar, Miraj has grown as vocalist, musician, songwriter, and performer.

Her growing list of performances include Broadway Babes (1987), numerous times as a wedding performer, soloist at the Community Church at the Circle (1988-2002), 2nd Place Winner at Talent America National Competition Manhattan, NY (2003), and performances in shows and showcases from 1983 to the Present including for BET at the Women of Reggae Show, and the Salvation Army Katrina benefit show performing with the band Blacksmith. In addition to this, she has also performed at NY area clubs including Club T, Remote Lounge, Waltz-Astoria Club, the famed Sugar Bar, and at the China Club in Times Square where she opened up for Funk Master Flex.

Miraj has been professionally trained to sing in Italian, German, French, English and Spanish. She can imitate British, Caribbean, African, Asian, Spanish, & Russian Accents as well Domestic Accents in the United States including but not limited to Valley, NY, Southern, & Bostonian.

Her music style captures all the best features of the Popular, Dance, Soul, Reggae, Funk, Rock, and R&B music genres and blends them together to create a unique and bold new sound. Make no mistake; this groundbreaking new Artist, with her smart, sassy, yet seductive aura, creates a passionate and hypnotic atmosphere. This Empress of style is an amazing artist and pioneer in the entertainment industry who is taking the Music World by storm. Her musical presence is certain to captivate all who dwell in her mist of melody.

Lyrics

Sides

Written By: Robin Medford

SIDES
All Written & Produced by Robin G. Medford aka Miraj Lee Saxton

Verse 1:
Did you think that I was really gonna wait
While you still go out on dates and you party really late
Did you feel that I would really waste my time
When you can’t make up your mind
And you’re not even that fine
Did you think that I was
Just one of those girls
Who’d be caught up in your spell
While you screw around the world
Boy you’re just too careless
Stop and be a man
Boy you need to have a plan
So you really understand just...

Chorus:
What side you’re on
What side you’re on
What side you’re on
You don’t where you’re going
You don’t know if you’re coming
Well you’re not staying here tonight no
What side you’re on
What side you’re on
What side you’re on
You don’t know where you’re going
You don’t know if you’re coming
No you’re not staying here tonight

Verse 2:
So you see I’m leaving here we go again
Telling me let’s still be friends
You’re just trying to go in
So you say you just need
A little more time
So you can make up your mind
Do you think that I am blind!
You must think I am
Just one of those girls
Who is caught under your spell
While you screw around the world
Boy you’re just too careless
Stop and be a man
Boy you need to have a plan
So you really understand just...

Chorus:
What side you’re on
What side you’re on
What side you’re on
You don’t where you’re going
You don’t know if you’re coming
Well you’re not staying here tonight
What side you’re on
What side you’re on
What side you’re on
You don’t know where you’re going
You don’t know if you’re coming
No you’re not staying here tonight no

Bridge
You go from here to over there
Your true intentions are not clear
But you expect me to wait
You don’t want me to date
Who me!
You packed up too much on your plate
I know what’s real and you are fake
We’re not to be and you will see
When you really understand just...

Chorus: (2x) You don’t know! (over chorus)
What side you’re on
What side you’re on
What side you’re on
You don’t where you’re going
You don’t know if you’re coming
Well you’re not staying here tonight
What side you’re on
What side you’re on
What side you’re on
You don’t know where you’re going
You don’t know if you’re coming
No you’re not staying here tonight no

The Loving Rain

Written By: Robin Medford

Verse 1:
My love for you
Is clear to see
Like the happy tears
That fall from me
I spread my arms
Up into the clouds
As the raindrops fall
And touch our brows
Hold & kiss you passionately
Fall & roll into the grass lovingly
My dear
I love you
Every minute
Every minute
There goes the rain

Chorus:
There goes the rain
There goes the rain
There goes the rain
There goes the rain
While the raindrops roll right down our backs as we make love
As we make love
Make love

Verse 2:
The rain slows
The water dries
Love in your eyes
Got me mesmerized
On our honeymoon
We’re bride & groom
But we’d rather love
Under the moon
The storm clouds rumble violently
Feel the raindrops falling heavily oh
My dear
I love you
Every minute
Every minute
There the goes the rain

Chorus
There goes the rain
There goes the rain
There goes the rain
There goes the rain
While the raindrops roll right down our backs as we make love
As we make love
Make love
(repeat 1x)

Bridge:
I feel your body near me
Loving & kissing me tenderly
Can you feel my love in the loving rain
Boy it’s driving me insane

Chorus
There goes the rain
There goes the rain
There goes the rain
There goes the rain
While the raindrops roll right down our backs as we make love
As we make love
Make love
(repeat 1x)

(* vamp is over chorus till end of song)

Vamp BackGrounds:
Loving in the rain
Driving me insane
Feel the loving rain
Driving me insane
Loving in the rain
Driving me insane
Feel the loving rain
Loving me

Vamp Lead
Rain
It’s driving me insane
Loving in the rain
In the rain
Loving
Rain

Discography

Previous albums with Band Schizofonic
G.R.I.T.S

The Loving Rain- Single

Upcoming singles
Sides

Album to be released in Early to Mid 2011